On behalf of the Council of the Town of Minto, I would like to welcome you to the 2020 Harriston-Minto Fall Fair! Our community is proud to host this fair, as it continues to draw attention to the essential role that agriculture plays on our community. As a rural community, we are home to many diverse types of farming that contribute significantly to our local economy.

There is so much to see at the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair, from the Demolition Derby and the Lawnmower Races, to the baby show and the pedal tractor pull, and the amazing works of art put together by our youth, which you can find on the arena floor with the Homecraft and General Exhibits. Try some of the delicious pies from the pie auction and check out the Agriculture Awareness Barn to learn about some of the animals you can find on farms in the area! In addition to all of this, the fall fair has always been gathering place. A place to connect with friends and family, to learn about the history (and the future) of agriculture in the area, and to improve ourselves as individuals and as a community.

The Harriston-Minto Fall Fair is made up of many moving parts – volunteers, board members, staff, exhibitors, vendors and you, the visitors! No one does this alone, they all work as a team. Thank you to all of the volunteers who help run this event each year, this couldn’t happen without you.

The theme this year is “Flannel Shirts and Denim Skirts” and I hope to see all of you out, dressed in your finest flannel, supporting the Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society’s 161st annual Fall Fair!

George Bridge
Mayor, Town of Minto


As Warden for the County of Wellington and Mayor for the Township of Centre Wellington, I am pleased to welcome you to the 161st Harriston-Minto Fall Fair, a celebration of our agricultural roots, heritage and cultural diversity. This event continues to grow in popularity, bringing hundreds of visitors to the fair each year.

There is something for everyone at the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair. The folks in Minto have put a lot of work into creating an agriculturally rich event that is fun for all ages.

I hope you enjoy the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair and take some time and explore our wonderful community.

Kelly Linton
Warden, County of Wellington
Mayor, Centre Wellington


Dear Fairgoers,

Welcome to the 161st Harriston Minto Fall Fair!

“Flannel Shirts and Denim Skirts” will be front and centre this weekend as we come together to celebrate our agricultural roots with neighbours, friends, and family.
While the focus of the weekend will be the agriculture displays, including the Agricultural Awareness Barn, there is so much more to enjoy. Whether it is the 4-H competitions, the Baby Show, the Soapbox Derby, or the Demolition Derby, this Fall Fair has something for everyone, and I encourage you to take in all it has to offer.

The Harriston Minto Agricultural Society, its Board, and especially its volunteers, are the driving force behind this event and I would like to personally thank everyone involved for the countless hours of work they have given to organizing the Fair. I would also like to express my appreciation for the support of the community, local organizations, businesses, and the municipality for all they do to make the Fair a success every year.

The landscape of agriculture has changed dramatically over the last 160-plus years. Technology and innovation have transformed the industry, and that transformation has been fueled by the hardworking farmers and farm families in rural Canada. Thank you for all you do.

On behalf of the Parliament of Canada, and my family, I would like to congratulate all those involved, past and present, for making the Harriston Minto Fall Fair the success it is today.

Have a wonderful weekend!

John Nater, M.P.


Welcome to the 161st Harriston-Minto Fall Fair!

This year’s Fair promises another fun-filled family weekend. Whether it’s the demolition derby, amusement rides, animal shows, baking competitions or the Agricultural Awareness Barn, there is something for everyone.

Thank you to the Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society for your leadership; all the volunteers for your dedication and hard work; sponsors for your continued support; and everyone who participates in this annual event. The Fair is a testament to our community and rural traditions. We should all be proud of it. We should be proud of our rural and small-town way of life.

On behalf of the people of Perth-Wellington and the Government of Ontario, I want to wish everyone a wonderful Harriston-Minto Fall Fair.

Don’t forget to wear your “flannel shirts and denim skirts”.

Randy Pettapiece, MPP